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New Students

We know starting a new chapter of your life can be scary and we know you have lots of questions. Whether you are beginning your college career at 18 or 48, this is the place to start. Send us your information to start this exciting experience. We are committed to providing education to all and this is where we begin.

Admission Requirements

In keeping with the Quaker tradition of individual worth, William Penn University considers each applicant in the light of individual potential to benefit from a William Penn education.

  • Graduation from an accredited secondary school
  • 2.0 cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) or higher (2.5 recommended)
  • Composite score of 18 on the ACT or equivalent SAT score. Exceptions are made only by the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission. Application forms can be completed online, downloaded in PDF format, or by calling 1-800-779-7366 and requesting an application sent to you via mail.
  • Official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, or GED results sent directly from those institutions.
  • ACT or SAT scores. Either the ACT or the SAT is acceptable and each student should arrange to take one of these as early as possible, preferably in the junior year or early in the senior year of high school

Submitting Your Application

Apply online or please submit the above information to:
Office of Admissions
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Avenue
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Toll-free phone: 1-800-779-7366
Phone: 641-673-1012


The admission decision is made for each applicant as soon as all materials are received. Following notification of acceptance, confirm your intention to enroll by submitting a $50 tuition deposit using either the spring or fall form. This deposit is applied toward the student’s tuition upon enrollment. In the event of notification in writing of withdrawal prior to May 1 (or December 1 for second semester), the deposit will be refunded in full.

William Penn University admits students of any race, gender, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, sexual orientation, or disability, and does not discriminate in the administration of any university-administered programs.

  • William Penn University reserves the right to change policies, fees, curricula, calendar, or other matters without notice.
  • Students enrolled at the university agree to comply with the university’s Code of Conduct and applicable regulations.


NameOffice PhoneEmailTitleOffice
Jesse Birlson641-673-1277emailAdmissions Counselor
Seth Crook641-673-1054emailAdmissions Counselor
Amanda Devore641-673-1114emailCRI Facilities ManagerMTC 112
Madison Lantz641-673-1342emailDirector of Admissions, International Students
Kerra Strong641-673-1014emailVice President of Enrollment ManagementPAC 203
William Utter641-673-1305emailAdmissions Counselor, Online & Evening, Distance Learning, NursingPAC 203
Stephanie VanMersbergen641-673-1012emailAdministrative Assistant